BOOK REVIEW: Survivor's Guilt by Robyn Gigl


Publication Date: January 25, 2022
Format: Kindle
Genre:  LGBT/Mystery

Publisher: Kensington Books 
 350 pages
Buy: Kindle | Paperback


At first, the death of millionaire businessman Charles Parsons seems like a straightforward suicide. There’s no sign of forced entry or struggle in his lavish New Jersey mansion—just a single gunshot wound from his own weapon. But days later, a different story emerges. Computer techs pick up a voice recording that incriminates Parsons’ adoptive daughter, Ann, who duly confesses and pleads guilty.

Erin McCabe has little interest in reviewing such a slam-dunk case—even after she learns that Ann, like herself, is a trans woman. Yet despite their misgivings, Erin and her law partner, Duane Swisher, ultimately can’t ignore the pieces that don’t fit. As their investigation deepens, they convince Ann to withdraw her guilty plea. But Ann clearly knows more than she’s willing to share, even if it means a life sentence. Who is she protecting, and why?
Fighting against time and a prosecutor hell-bent on notching another conviction, Erin and Swish work tirelessly to clear Ann’s name. But despite Parsons’ former associates’ determination to keep his—and their own—illegal activities buried, a horrifying truth emerges—a web of human exploitation, greed, and murder. Soon, a quest to see justice served becomes a desperate struggle to survive . . .


This book is free on kindle unlimited. 

This is the 2nd installment of the Erin McCabe Series. I love that this book not only focuses on the mystery and the legal side of things but also Erins struggles within herself.  While she is not struggling with her transition as a transgender female, she is struggling with her sexuality, with feeling worthy of love and with putting up a wall when things start to get too good. 

The mystery is very complex and definitely holds your attention and I love a good legal thriller, however the mix of Erin's personal life and her legal case make this book all the more readable.  You start to really know Erin.  

Because this book is written by a transgender author I believe it gives Erin's voice more authenticity.  The complexities of her life and the things she worries about and deals with. I will definitely be keeping this series on my tbr. 

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